Am I noticing a Flickr?

Yes, as a matter of fact, you are.

I just implemented Flickr, which is “almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world”. And I must concur, it is very sweet. From uploading files and album management to adding descriptions and image tagging, this is one tight application. It even has neat features like posting images from a camera phone.

On the technical side, I used phpFlickr, a robust wrapper for Flickr’s API, written by the talented Dan Coulter (no relation to Ann, as far as I know). A touch of modification here and there, and that’s what you see on the left. I may implement some randomness into the images displayed on the left (rather than just pulling the most recent photos), but we’ll see how much spare time I have in the near future. [Edit: well, regardless of spare time, I decided to do it anyway. Coding until 1:15 am isn’t too smart – efficiency goes down and wife goes to bed… But, at least the pictures are pulling randomly now. Refresh to your heart’s content.]

Now that I have decided on a photo management solution (Flickr, in case you’ve been tuned out for the past 3 paragraphs), the photo gallery section of the site is sure to be here soon.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for a solution yourself, check ‘em out. You might like what you find. (And if you’re worried about the technical side, don’t worry, they have some turn-key stuff just for you!)

  1. That is sweet!!! By the way nice pictures!
    Brent is the author. Aug 5, 11:44 is the time. <
  2. dude – all I have got to say is that you have really kicked it up a notch around No, you have actually kicked it up several notches and are putting many of your fellow bloggers to shame with flickr. I don’t think I need to mention any names. Hey, sometimes you have to sacrifice your family and marriage for technology. Wait a minute, I hear someone singing. . . it sounds like Kip in a off way at his wedding – “I love technology, I love technology, but I love you more . . .” Bottom line: is at a new place and Brie really knows how to make a killer, thriller pizza.
    matt fearey is the author. Aug 5, 15:24 is the time. <
  3. No…no relation to Ann, unless it’s some super distant relation, in either case, I’d rather not know.
    Dan Coulter is the author. Aug 6, 13:10 is the time. <
  4. Really nice photos, especially the outdoors/landscape ones.
    I’m gonna add you to my list of Flickr contacts.
    Nathan Smith is the author. Aug 8, 10:55 is the time. <
  5. Thanks for the picture comments, all. Brie (my wife) actually took a lot of those, so props to her on her excellent eye.

    Matt, you are so right – especially about the pizza.

    Dan, thanks for the wrapper – it made my life a lot easier.

    Nathan, you are now also a contact of mine. It’s cool to put a face with the name (and design sense).
    Nathan Logan is the author. Aug 8, 17:49 is the time. <